According to office workers, the number 1 time waster at work is to many meetings. Employees feel that over 50% of these meetings are a time waster, if you are only about to play bullshit bingo during the meeting, it is a waste of time.
So where does time gets lost at work, and how to avoid it?
Let’s recap. You have 24 hours a day, 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds. Most of your life you will spend working either in the office or for earning money. Use your time wisely!
- 89% of people have admitted that they waste time at work every day.
- Most people actually use 60% or less of available work time. This means we’re productive only 3 days out of 5 every week.
Let us have some more look into some numbers.
The top 5 of time wasting activities at work are; 43.5% handling Email, 42.3% going for meetings, 21.8% browsing online without agenda, 17.4% commuting and 10% procrastination.
If we look alone on Emails, 34 business emails are received on average, handling them and answering them pulls our attention and it takes 16 minutes until we can refocus after handling emails. This is a potential 4864 minutes wasted.
An average person has 70,000 thoughts per day, that’s 49 per minute.
Leaders are wasting 6 weeks per year searching for lost documents. No wonder 15% of all paper handled in business is lost. Over 50% of leaders spend more time working with the team rather than personal projects.
Most employees attend 62 meetings each month. They feel that more than half of that time is wasted. 31 hours spend on unproductive meetings every month.
In the infographic prepared by Scoro below, Scoro is an end-to-end business management software solution for professional and creative services, you can find a list of DOs and DONTs for a productive workday.
Thanks for the infographic, Dieter. My approach to time in terms of money will be like, determine the number of productive hours in a week. And make sure there is a $$$ target for each hour. If any task does not add value to meet the target, do not spend time for it in your productive hours. That way we can do more productive work.
Thank you Nirmal, I stong believe a lot of people don’t realize where they waste their time. I like your approach, thank you for sharing